Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours

Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours

But it is the honours of those people you may never have heard of that are often the most interesting.

Katharine Bird has been recognised for her work to improve the lives of vulnerable young people being cared for in the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust's inpatient unit in Erdington.

Julie Bates from New South Wales was also recognised for her work in the field of community health, particularly through harm reduction programs for sex workers and people with substance abuse issues, and to those living with HIV/AIDS.

Another task which often goes unthanked is policiing our streets, so congratulations too to our own Leeds lad, police chief and YEP columnist Chief Supt Paul Money.

There are no honours for local heroes involved in the response to the Grenfell Tower fire, but the Cabinet has said it expects "acts of bravery and extraordinary community spirit" which emerged from the tragedy to feature on future lists.

He was made an OBE in 2007 for his work.

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Defoe added that he feels "blessed and humbled" to get the honour, described it as his biggest achievement to date.

The 35-year-old struck up a strong friendship with six-year-old football mascot Bradley Lowery, as the little boy battled a rare childhood cancer last year.

Joshua was rewarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE ) in 2013 after claiming a super-heavyweight Olympic gold medal at the London Games in 2012.

Other prominent awards include damehoods for Emma Thompson (for services to drama) and Mary Beard (for services to study of classical civilisations) and knighthoods for Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro (for services to literature), Simon Schama, and Kenny Dalglish.

Joseph Berry was also awarded a BEM for services to music and the community in Newry.

One of the State's top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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